When you hear Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), NASA hangar and a huge sum of money that the tech giant is set to dole out, space crafts is the first thing that comes to mind. This is followed by the thought of Elon Musk’s Space X, and whether it might be facing competition even before private space transportation became a profitable reality. On Fox Business, the panelists discussed the motives behind Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s nearly $1 billion payment to lease NASA’s old hanger.
Enderle Group President, Rob Enderle seemed to have a different direction in mind with regards to where Google might be heading with its new premises rather than just space exploration.
“[…] They [Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)] have been talking about putting satellites, a lot of satellites around the Earth to bypass the carriers and provide internet connectivity particularly to the emerging companies , but also they could bypass this whole Net Neutrality thing that is going on in the US. Elon Musk is going to try the same thing. In fact it wouldn’t surprise me if the two would eventually partnered as you would expect a lot of R&D to go in there […],” said Enderle.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Project Loon is also one such effort to bring internet to the millions where the infrastructure for such facility doesn’t exist. Moreover, Enderle even saw Google’s drones possibly finding a new home in this new facility as well.
“[…] I would also expect a lot of their earlier drone effort to make it to that facility, as it would be incredibly handy to do some of the research there and they might have a launch platform that is more closely related to drones. In other words low altitude tech to orbit […],” remarked Enderle.
Robotics is another field where Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) might be thinking of making major leaps and this new facility could come in handy in that regard too. After seeing the footage of Google’s Atlas the question pops up in the viewer’s mind if soldiers will soon be among the top jobs being replaced by robots.
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